Vehicular traffic came to a total standstill at the Ogunlana Drive axis and other adjourning streets along the ever busy Surulere local government area of Lagos state on Saturday July 11, 2020.
Wonderful rendition from the Authentic Supporters club held passersby spellbound as the supporters danced away their sorrows in the midst of the uncertainties created by the ravaging corona virus pandemic.
It was a special day for Authentic football supporters club to officiallly make a landmark statement as the emerging force in football supportership in Africa and silent all pretenders in the race for ultimate recognition and acceptance.
They did that in style and added some razmattaz with the unveiling of Hassan Nasimot Amoke as a brand ambassador and member of the only CAF endorsed and FIFA recognised football supporters club in Nigeria.
The day was blessed with few speeches as action spoke louder than voices. Men and women danced as the trumpeters lightened the ocassion with wonderful rendition that left an emotional grandma rise to her feet and danced with the innocence of a 22 year old bride at her wedding.
In just two weeks, Alhaja Hassan Amoke has made the headlines after the media uproar that greeted her initial appearance on social media as a die-hard Arsenal fan. While many took turns in appreciating her, the Authentic Nigeria football Supporters club has gone a step further by making her a brand ambassador with a promise to make one of her biggest dreams come true.
The 77 year old grandmother has been offered an all expense paid trip to the United Kingdom where she will have the honour to tour the beautiful Emirates stadium, home ground of Arsenal football club of England.
This promise was made by the club’s patron Hon. Rotimi Ajanaku who also issued a cheque of 250,000 naira ( two hundred and fifty thousand naira) to mama Arsenal.
Honourable Ajanaku himself has been a fan of the 13 time EPL champions and a supporter of football for over two decades.
In his remark, President of Authentic Nigeria football supporters Club, Abayomi Ogunjimi pledged his club’s determination to always stand out. He said their mission is to lead by example and in doing so, they will continue to make huge differences for others to emulate. He said they are not in competition with any other supporters club as their achievements and strides have clearly set them aside as the very best in the land.
Authentic Nigeria football supporters club is a child of necessity that is gradually climbing the lather of success and is always looking good to get to very top before dark.